The Best Spring Activities in Vienna

It’s finally time for spring again and we have the best spring activities in Vienna for you! With the days getting longer and the weather getting nicer we’re probably all in a much better mood already. Of course spring is also the perfect time for outdoor activities!

If you’ve forgotten about the best outdoor activities in Vienna over the long winter, we have a list for you with the best things to do in spring.

Visit the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

The Schönbrunn Palace Gardens are a must-visit during spring in Vienna. With over 1,441 acres of gardens, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning colors of the blooming flowers and trees that will take your breath away.

The gardens are a perfect place to find peace and serenity in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle. Take a stroll through the gardens, have a picnic on the grassy areas, or visit the Schonbrunn Palace. This former imperial summer palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s a great place to spend a beautiful spring afternoon.

And the cherry on top: After taking a walk through the gardens you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee on top of Gloriette. The view of Vienna is simply breathtaking.

Schönbrunn palace gardens: A beautiful spot
A slightly different spring activity: Disc Golf

Disc Golf

Disc Golf is not a very popular sport in Vienna, but it is still so much fun. As the name suggests, it’s a mixture of frisbee and golf: Similar to golf, you have different courses and try to reach the “hole” with as few attempts as possible. But unlike golf, you don’t use a ball, but a frisbee instead.

The free course is located right along Prater Hauptallee. If the weather is nice, it’s such a fun outdoor activity. The game uses special discs, so if you don’t want to buy them, you can rent them at Tennis Treff Oswald.

Explore the hidden spots of Vienna

Spring is also the perfect time to explore some of the hidden spots in Vienna. While everyone knows the city center, beautiful Stadtpark or the Ring, there are some hidden spots in Vienna that are definitely worth checking out!

One of those is the Botentical Garden – it’s located right next to Belvedere Garden, but chances are high that you’ve never seen it before. It’s super beautiful, especially in late spring when everything is blooming again.

If you’re not that much into nature, there is another “secret” spot in Vienna: Seestadt. It’s right at the edge of Vienna in a newly constructed part of town. As the same suggests, is located around an (artificial) small lake. This is your place to go if you’re into modern architecture. There is nothing in particular to visit, but if you’re looking for a new part of town to take a walk in, this might be your place to go.

Botanical Gardens: Right next to the beautiful Belvedere
Danube Island: A view from above

Explore the Danube River

The Danube River is the second-longest river in Europe and offers a variety of activities during the spring season. You can take a boat tour, go for a bike ride along the riverbank, or simply relax and enjoy the view. Take a break from the city and immerse yourself in nature while taking in the breathtaking views of the river.

We think the best place to go along the river is Danube Island which stretches through the whole city. It’s much quieter than the rest of Vienna. And if it’s warm enough you can even go swimming, sunbathing or picnicking. We think this is one of the best things to do on a nice spring weekend and it nearly feels like a mini-holiday, right in the city.

Attend the Vienna Blues Spring Festival

The Vienna Blues Spring Festival is a popular event that takes place every spring. It features a variety of blues music performances from local and international artists. It’s a great way to enjoy live music while soaking up the springtime atmosphere. The festival takes place in various venues across the city, including the House of Music and Mozart Haus Wien. With a mix of traditional blues and modern interpretations, the Vienna Blues Spring Festival is an experience you don’t want to miss.

So if you’re looking for some alternative music then this might be you’re go to option this spring!

Alternative music at the Blues Spring Festival
Treat yourself with good food on Naschmarkt

Visit the Naschmarkt

No list about the best spring activities could be complete without mentioning food. One thing that is particularly nice is Naschmarkt. It’s Vienna’s largest outdoor market and you can get anything from fruits, to flowers or local specialities. And of course tasting the delicious food is so much nicer if the weather is nice as well.

It’s open everyday except for Sunday. So if you’re in the mood for a stroll around the city and some nice, casual food, this might be perfect for you! And if you feel like you want to have a proper meal, there are also loads of tiny cute restuarants on Naschmarkt itself.

Enjoy spring in Vienna

There are so many fun outdoor activities in Vienna that you can enjoy in the spring. While the 5 acitivites mentiond above are our top tips for the best spring activities in Vienna, there is so much more you could explore! If you’re looking for more tips, you can check out the Xperience App here. There you can find loads of cool inspirations for other things you can do this spring. And the best thing: You can also find other people who enjoy the same activities and meet up with them to enjoy fun activities togehter!

If you’re looking for more things to do in Vienna, you might want to check out these cool bars here. These tips are perfect for you if you’re in the mood for some drinks after a long spring day.

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